Ben-David Warner & Friends Celtic Christmas Tour - Front Royal, VA (old)

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Ben-David Warner & Friends Celtic Christmas Tour - Front Royal, VA (old)

Ben-David Warner & Friends return to Front Royal for a special Christmas concert featuring Celtic, Folk, and Carol music!

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Mountain View Music Academy 217 East Main St. Front Royal, VA 22630

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  • 2 hours
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For the 6th year in a row, Ben-David Warner and presents their annual Celtic Christmas tour!

Come and join us for an evening of Celtic, classical, and Christmas music performed on violins, celllo, guitar, banjo, harp, Irish flute, and more! Well-known carols as well as music you have likely never heard before!

BEN-DAVID WARNER is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter with roots in Celtic, Classical, and Folk music. He lives with one foot in the choral music world and one in the folk music world. A former member of Scythian, he is currently pursuing a masters degree in choral conducting at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and continues to perform folk and original music on the side.

LARISSA FEDORYKA grew up performing with her family, The Fedoryka Family Ensemble, bringing her to venues such as the Kennedy Center and the Wolf Trap Family Festival. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in 2017 from the University of California Santa Barbara. While in California, she freelanced as a cellist, playing with local orchestras, recording as a session cellist and touring with Latin pop icon Marco Antonio Solis and Gloria Trevi. She most recently toured with Celtic-Americana band Scythian, holding down the back-line as cellist and electric bass guitarist. Currently residing in Front Royal, Virginia, she teaches Music Theory and the History of Music at Christendom College, while establishing her house concert series "Painting with Music" as well as the Green Mantle Arts and Lecture Series.

NOLAN LADEWSKI began learning the tin whistle at age 6 and began touring at 12 with the band Kennedy's Kitchen. He added the flute to his repertoire, and honing his craft, Nolan competed in the All Ireland Competition in 2000 at the age of 13. Since then he has become a veteran on the US Celtic Festival circuit touring as a full time member of the Celtic/Americana band Scythian from 2015-2018.

FIONA HUGHES Fiona holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland Institute of Music. She is a versatile performer of both modern and baroque violin, appearing with Apollo’s Fire, Washington Bach Consort, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Boston Baroque, and the Richmond Symphony. Fiona has performed in numerous music festivals, including Kinhaven, Encore, Brevard Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, Banff (Canada), Staunton Music Festival, and Pacific Music Festival (Japan). With Boston’s GRAMMY-winning Handel + Haydn Society she has recorded 10 CDs for release on the Coro label and worked with conductors Harry Christophers, Masaaki Suzuki, Richard Egarr, Jonathan Cohen, and Scott Allen Jarrett. She looks to Stephen Rose, Adam DeGraff, and Marilyn McDonald as mentors. Fiona’s period bows are by David Hawthorne and Richard Riggall. Her primary violin is the ex-Vieuxtemps Claude Pierray (1720 Paris). See less


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